Alberta Government gives $60M to organizations for social services
Last week, the Alberta government committed $60 million for municipalities, charitable and nonprofit organizations providing social services during the COVID-19 crisis.
For more information and support, please check the Government's website regularlyAlberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis
has released new information about use of casino funds during this Covid-19 pandemic:
has put together a thorough list of resources:
The Calgary Foundation
has created this support:
has developed a resource regarding financial supports for people impacted by COVID-19
Grant Connect Community Edition: Work-From-Home Access
In light of library closures and funding shortages, Grant Connect, a database for grant opportunities, wants to ensure smaller charities continue to have access to their Community Edition. This program is typically accessed in person at licensed libraries, universities, and resource centre computers, but eligible organizations can now register for and have work-from-home access until April 8, 2020. The service is exclusively for Canadian charities, and the length of access may be extended depending on how the situation evolves.
United Way Community Response Fund
The COVID-19 Community Response Fund is a collaboration with The City of Calgary (including the Calgary Emergency Management Agency), and United Way of Calgary and Area, to support community agencies who are working diligently to keep Calgarians safe and well. Your organization is eligible if it has a charitable number, or has a formal partner sponsorship agreement with a registered charity, and is central to the provision of supports and services to meet immediate community needs related to COVID-19. Initial applications will focus on response needs within a three-month time frame.
From Harvard Business Review
: That Discomfort You’re Feeling Is Grief
Sector leaders across our country have been working together to send a common message to the government: COVID-19 is impacting our sector too! Our government needs to include charities and nonprofits in its response to the crisis at hand. A letter has been sent to the Prime Minister requesting urgent support for our sector. AFP Canada, along with nonprofits and charities from across our sector, has endorsed this letter.
Government of Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan
- It's time to advocate! Please take a minute to ADD YOUR VOICE by sending a letter to your MP. Imagine Canada has created a form that only takes a minute to complete. Once you have sent your MP a letter, please share this message with your network, including others in your chapter. The time for us to act is now as the government is making important decisions that will have an impact on our sector.
Canada Council for the Arts’ FAQs:
Tool for risk-assessment of mass gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic:
Venues that may be willing to offer space
to governments and health authorities for testing spaces, clinics, etc. If you are interested in adding your venue, please enter your information directly into the spreadsheet:
Document on various metric categories for COVID19 impacts that arts organizations are documenting
The Calgary Zoo
is closed to the public, but did you know you can WATCH the pandas on camera live? You can get a daily dose of happiness from afar. We could all use a bit right now!
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